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By G. Charlesworth

ISBN-10: 0727701592

ISBN-13: 9780727701596

In A historical past of British Motorways, Dr Charlesworth provides a desirable account of ways political and social attitudes bearing on motorways have evolved.  He describes the early street guidelines sooner than and among the 2 international Wars and is going directly to conceal the construction sped up within the Nineteen Sixties; besides the fact that, through the Nineteen Seventies objections started to be raised on environmental and social grounds.These, coupled with the oil predicament of 1973/4 and the final downturn within the financial system, decreased the growth that was once being made.

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He returned to Ministry Headquarters a few years later as Chief Engineer and was eventually responsible in that capacity for overseeing the planning, design and construction of the early motorways until his retirement in 1965. On his retirement the Rt Hon. Tom Fraser, then Minister of Transport, wrote "the creation of our motorway system in particular will always be associated with your period of office", and 2 years later the Worshipful Company of Carmen awarded Baker their Viva Shield and Gold Medal inscribed "For pioneering the British motorway system".

Early in 1943 the Institution of Highway Engineers 3 , which in 1936 had put forward a plan for 2,800 miles of motorway, prepared a report on post-war highways. The Institution considered that little real progress had been made towards a solution of the highway problem in Britain. They drew attention to comments in the report of the Committee on Land Utilization in Rural Areas' issued in 1942 which advocated the provision of roads for fast traffic preferably by 19 A HISTORY OF BRITISH MOTORWAYS means of a number of new trunk roads rather than by the piecemeal widening of existing roads.

The Institution put forward the main requirements of a replanned road system as (1) a skeleton network of high-speed roads to accommodate long distance mechanical transport (2) a secondary system of mixed traffic roads connecting neighbouring industrial areas and serving as feeder roads to the main high-speed routes and as link roads connecting such routes and existing trunk roads on the outer ring of centres of industry and population (3) local parkways accommodating all classes of road users from industrial areas to recreational centres (4) minor roads to serve mainly local requirements.

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